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Adoption Progress Report

Thursday, June 13, 2013

So, it's been a few weeks since I've blogged. It's not been my proudest moments food and exercise-wise. I've been otherwise engaged and taking the time and effort to be healthy was NOT high on my priority list. Shameful, I know. But here I am with some cool news....

So, when I last reported on this topic DH and I had gone to the adoption information meeting and filled out this parent interest form to express interest in pursuing adoption. For those who are not in the "loop," DH and I are looking to adopt 1-3 kids through the foster care system in what's called a special needs adoption.

Anyway, we'd sent in that form a month or so ago. I was kinda getting antsy about why we weren't getting a call or anything. I considered calling someone to inquire as to whether our form had been received and all, but didn't. Finally last week the social worker called to schedule the "screening interview" with our family. We scheduled it for this past Monday and she came and met with us at our home. It went really well and even our 2 oldest kids stayed for the whole interview and asked questions and were really involved in it. So then she said she'd go back to her office and talk it over with her boss about whether we're a good fit for the program and all.

Well, yesterday "the packet" arrived! The letter with it was from the lady who met with us and she just said she enjoyed meeting with us and all. Now, this packet is the actual adoption application, background check forms, etc. that we have to fill out and send in to get assigned a "permanency consultant" ....that's the social worker who'll work with us and do our home study (meddle into our personal lives to make sure we're not nuts). We were so excited to get going we already mailed the application packet back in TODAY. Now we're about to get into the heart of the process. We have to get all sorts of documents together and all get physicals and all kinds of fun stuff.

I continue to ask for prayer for our family as we take this path. It's exciting and scary and fun and unknown. I ask God to continue to guide our steps and allow this process to be positive and draw our family closer together and closer to Him with joy and peace all along the way.
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